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CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design (Product Design)

National ID: CUA40720 State ID: AC94
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Learn how to turn your 3D design ideas into real products

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn 3D design, prototyping and presentation skills. You will gain essential product design skills and knowledge as you undertake a diverse range of hands-on 3D design projects.

You will be guided through the product design process, from client brief to finished product, developing your drawing, design and communication skills along the way. You will be introduced to digital design software as well as a variety of prototyping processes and materials which will enable you to turn your product ideas into reality.

  • Design drawing and communication
  • Ideation methods and concept development
  • Digital design processes
  • Modelmaking and prototype and construction
  • Design presentation techniques

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity and a love of design
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Practical with technical ability
  • Intermediate computer skills and knowledge

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

On campus

This course requires your attendance in class for 16 hours each week, over 4 days.

At-home study

As well as the in class component, you will need to complete additional study outside of scheduled classes, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. 

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $3,586.80 $630.00 $4,216.80
Concession $1,080.45 $630.00 $1,710.45

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.